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IT Division - About IT

About IT

As President Ransdell noted in his updated guide to Western Kentucky University’s Strategic Plan, Challenging the Spirit, “in the broad context of academic quality, it is imperative that the fast-changing dimension of Information Technology continue to be a priority for the University.  This is a priority not only in Academic Affairs but across all divisions of the University.  Immediate and convenient access to and the management of data is critical to an efficient, thriving university community.  It is critical to achievement of a bold vision for a university.”  WKU’s IT systems underpin nearly every component of the strategic plan.
The goal of WKU’s IT Division is to provide our students, faculty, and staff with superior customer service; reliable and timely technical support; state-of-the-art technology tools; comprehensive training; and convenient access to computing and telecommunications resources.  The Information Technology Division will continue to place specific emphasis on the use of information technology in student learning, faculty teaching, and staff productivity.  We will maintain the national presence for WKU IT that has been established.  Finally, we intend to help shape the larger technology discussion occurring in higher education in this country, rather than be shaped by it.



Departments reporting to the Chief Information Technology Officer include:  Enterprise Systems, Enterprise Applications and Programming, Academic Technology, Technical Support Services, and Communication Technologies.  These departments include important functional areas such as Desktop Support, TopperTech, IT Helpdesk, Distance Learning, Learning Management Systems with Blackboard, Training, Telephony, Network Services, Interactive Video Services, Cabling, Student Technology Centers, the Technology Resource Center, core administrative and academic programming support, enterprise web development, and commodity services support and operations such as email and directory services.

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TopperTech Summer Hours

Hours of Operation - Summer 2017

IT Helpdesk Summer Hours

Our operating hours have changed for summer!

Systems Status

Upcoming Training

Date Time Title
5/319:00amNew Faculty/Staff IT Orientation: Web Conference
5/3111:00amMediasite User Training
6/79:00amNew Faculty/Staff IT Orientation: Face-to-face

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 Last Modified 1/12/17